South Iredell Senior Center
The History of South Iredell Senior Center
In 1990, the Council on Aging Board passed a resolution and voted to work towards securing a building to house a multi-purpose senior center in Mooresville.
Because of the sale of the former Lowrance Hospital, funding for health related projects in the Mooresville/South Iredell area became available.
A group of local seniors, often referring to themselves as "the birthing committee," diligently worked to secure funding from the Lowrance Hospital sale to build a senior center.
After many months of work, the Council on Aging and Town of Mooresville were instructed to collaborate on a joint proposal for use of the "hospital funds."
That proposal was accepted by the Lowrance Hospital Committee and in 1995; the South Iredell Senior Center came to life in the Mooresville Citizen Center on 215 North Main Street Mooresville.
After receiving additional funds from the Mack family, the Town expanded the Citizen Center.
The Senior Center was re-located to the ground level of the much expanded facility and now calls the entire lower level home.
The philosophy of The South Iredell Senior Center is based on these premises:
- Aging is a normal developmental process
- Human beings need peers with whom they can interact and who are available as a source of encouragement and support
- Older adults have the right to a voice in determining matters in which they have a valid interest
The SISC Readers Theatre is just one of many fun groups to join at the Senior Center.
202 N. Church St. Mooresville, NC 28115 (lower level of the Mooresville Citizen's Center - downtown Mooresville)
Hours of Operation
- 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday
- Night activities are offered on a weekly basis
- Some weekends for special events as scheduled
Participant Handbook for SISC
The mission of South Iredell Senior Center is to help seniors to continue to grow, promoting physical, emotional and economical well-being for successful aging.
There is no membership fee required to participate if you are an Iredell County resident.
Out of county residents pay a low annual fee of $10 which is used to support a scholarship fund.
For more information on the income based scholarship fund or to apply, see the Senior Center Manager.
Most center activities are free, while some programs may have a cost for supplies or certified instructors.
Classes sponsored by Mitchell Community College have a fee for participants under the age of 65.
Please inquire at the Senior Center's front desk for more information.
All persons using the center are asked to complete a simple form providing the agency with some basic demographic information.
This information is used to evaluate the type of older adult the Senior Center serves, as well as, a means for securing emergency contact information should it be needed while an individual is in the facility. This information remains confidential.
Groups using the facility are asked to register the group leader’s name and phone number with the office.
All individuals using the Senior Center are asked to sign the daily class register each time they use the facility for each activity or program that they attend. This roster is used to account for numbers served, as well as, to account for all participants in the building at a given time.
Private water exercise lessons for the disabled or visually impaired can be arranged upon request.
Scholarships are available for seniors with limited income (income based).